Sunday, February 22, 2015

Amazing Must-See Nature Video

crab Australia

This is such a great nature video!

If you haven't seen this video, you need to watch this. A young woman innocently is walking about amongst tidal pools, sees some crabs, goes in for a closer look with her camera - and then something happens. Something awesome.

Incidentally, see if you can spot three crabs in this short but exciting video. Yes, there are three - look closely. They are scattered far apart.

An amazing capture of something that, well, you don't see every day! And look closely in the water by the crab right before the climax, you'll see death approaching craftily and silently.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Few 'Lost in Space' Behind the Scenes Shots

Jonathan Harris and fans on set of Lost in Space
Jonathan Harris with some set visitors - he was very well known for being very accommodating to visitors.
Some behind the scenes shots from "Lost in Space." Below, co-stars Jonathan Harris, clearly putting on his hangdog Dr. Smith look for the cameras, and Marta Kristen. I wonder what her dog's name was? Looks like a beagle to me, but I'm no dog expert.

Marta Kristen and Jonathan Harris

Below is a publicity shot of Marc Goddard with Marta Kristen. Oh, and the Robot, we must never forget the Robot.

Marta Kristen and Marc Goddard

Below, Bill Mumy with his mother. Appears to be during the third season 1967-68. According to Bill, his parents were wise investors and - contrary to so many stories you hear about Hollywood child actors - used his Lost in Space earnings to set him up for life.

Bill Mumy and his mother on the set of Lost in Space

Below, Bill hamming it up. Who knows, maybe that shot was taken on the same day as the one above. Certainly, it was around the same time.

Bill Mumy on the set of Lost in Space

Here's one with guest star Michael Rennie, who played The Keeper on a memorable two-parter. Jonathan Harris and Rennie were old friends who had worked together on the television series "The Third Man." This one looks a little more "natural" than most of the other shots.

Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Angela Cartwright, and Bill Mumy on the set of Lost in Space

Below, Guy Williams hamming it up with guest star Albert Salmi. Also present are Bill Mumy, Marc Goddard, and a giant camera.

Guy WIlliams, Marc Goddard, Albert Salmi, and Bill Mumy on the set of Lost in Space

Below, Angela Cartwright at a 1965 wardrobe test.

Angela Cartwright wardrobe test for Lost in Space

Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, and a bunch of rabbits. Again, this may have been shot on the same day as the pictures above of Bill and his mother. Maybe it was a TV Guide publicity shoot or something like that.

Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy on the set of Lost in Space

Below, some more random shots from the Lost in Space days.

Bill Mumy and Marc Goddard filming the "Lost in Space" pilot
Bill Mumy and Marc Goddard
Jonathan Harris and Bill Mumy exploring inside the Robot during Lost in Space
Cast of Lost in Space
Notice how Jonathan Harris and June Lockhart are the ones who are both trying their hardest to stay somewhat in character and steal the shot. That's how you spot the true hams in a cast.
And a special bonus of Jonathan Harris after the show was canceled in another Irwin Allen series.

Jonathan Harris on the set of Land of the Giants Lost in Space
Angela Cartwright and Adam West during Lost in Space
This appears to be a Fox press event circa 1966. Angela Cartwright and Adam West of Batman fame.